Why Intern at TerraCycle?

TerraCycle is the global leader in recycling the 'non-recyclable'. Operating in 21 countries around the world to provide national recycling programs for items that would typically end up in landfill, TerraCycle is on a mission to eliminate the idea of waste.

Since its inception in 2001, our company has grown to become a network of 40 million people collecting hard-to-recycle waste from home, work, school or in the community. To date, we've diverted 7.7 billion pieces of waste from landfill and incineration worldwide. 

Through our sustainability-focussed business model, collectors can also earn donations toward a nominated school or non-profit organisation – it's a win-win! So far, TerraCycle has raised close to $45 million for schools and non-profits. 

What Interns Learn:

The more people who know about TerraCycle, the more waste is diverted from landfill. So, our mission is to get the word out there! You'll have the chance to:

  • Collate media contacts
  • Contact relevant media outlets and pitch stories 
  • Analyse the media landscape and identify opportunities for exposure 
  • Produce press releases 
  • Manage press hit archives
  • Plan and organise marketing strategies 
  • Source relevant social media content 
  • Create and Send EDMs
  • ...and more!

This is a fantastic opportunity to pick up and improve your PR and communications skills, and learn how to run a successful PR campaign! Boost your portfolio and learn about the burgeoning sustainability and waste management industry – prepare to boost your zero-waste know-how!

Intern Requirements:

  • Studying a Bachelor of Communications or related discipline (public relations and journalism favoured)
  • Excellent communication and writing skills essential 
  • Strong handle on the English language  
  • Enthusiastic, team-player attitude 
  • Genuine interest in environmental issues 
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently and exercise initiative 
  • 2-3 days availability minimum 

Start Date:

March 2020

Keen to join a fun, hard-working team of eco-passionate professionals?

Send your cover letter, CV, desired length of internship, and response to the following question to our Public Relations Manager, Daria, at [email protected] 

Question: what makes something newsworthy?